Online Resources

Chapter 8—From Raga to Bollywood: Developments and Intercultural Crossings in Indian Music

Internet Resources

Beat of India

A commercial site with a wide range of folk music organized by geographic region and by social function. Includes audio and video links as well as photographs of musicians, musical instruments, and musical events.

This website provides information on North and South Indian musical systems, musical instruments, and dance traditions, with articles and streaming audio and video. Constructed by musicians Chandra and David Courtney.


The culture page on this site devoted to India links the user to information on vocal, instrumental, fusion, bhajan, film, and violin music. A search engine provides access to information on specific topics.

The Music Magazine

A collection of feature articles, reviews, interviews, and editorials about music in India. Both classical and popular traditions are represented.

Ravi Shankar

This is the official home site for the Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar, the leading international figure in Indian classical music and the focal point of this chapter.

A huge collection of links to audio and video recordings of music in over twenty categories, from Hindi film music to North Indian classical and qawwali to bhangra.